I finally gritted my teeth and waded through the whole of the 39 page document at the head of this thread. My summary: Take a group of long term ME sufferers who are well enough to attend group sessions lasting several hours. Vet them carefully to weed out the scientifically inclined and to include the lonely, desperate and suggestible. Provide them with a group facilitator and a role model of someone who has 'recovered'. Get them to talk about their experiences guide them towards focusing on being on a 'path to recovery', with focus on listening to their bodies in some sort of semi mystical mumbo-jumbo way, and to redefine what 'recovery' means for them. Work on building a supportive positive group dynamic, a mix of encounter group, religious cult 'love bombing' techniques and psychobabble. Encourage them to put a positive spin on everything as part of their recovery journey. Build up as heroes and role models anyone who makes any claims of recovery. Do it all in a highly charged atmosphere where people get a buzz out of being creative with their recovery stories. Where being negative or sceptical is not an option. Write up the 'research' with a weird mix of self indulgent 'poetry' and waffle dressed up as storytelling mixed up with long words like heuristic and bits of psychobabble. I feel sick. Edit to add: And this foolish person is currently working on a PhD on this junk.